The debate is still ongoing. Some people feel that Co should have a period, while others feel it should not. For those in the “no” camp, they typically cite three reasons why:
1) It’s easier to read when written this way;
2) It looks more professional; and
3) The word takes on new meaning in its acronym form (Co+).
Those in the “yes” camp typically cite one reason for doing so: it’s how you would expect it to be spelled if pronounced as an individual word.
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Besides, should Ave have a period?
There are two schools of thought when it comes to punctuation and abbreviations. Some think that you should only use a full stop (period) if the abbreviation doesn’t include first or last letters – so St and Ave don’t need any punctuation just because they’re abbreviations, for example. The other school of thought is to treat all acronyms as though each letter were spelled out in words: “So S T has no period”.
Are you wondering how to abbreviate states? There are two methods. The first, traditional way is by capitalizing letters at the beginning of a state or province’s name and adding periods between each letter. For example: California has 3 letters that begin with ‘C’ so it would be C-a-l for this abbreviation style. This method requires using commas before any non-abbreviated version of names if they appear after an abbreviation in text – like “How are things going, CA?”
The more modern approach uses all capitals without punctuation marks outside of addresses on envelopes or packages being mailed (like stamps). These postal codes can also be used online as well but will not include email addresses since those are not able to be sent through traditional mail.
Both methods require a comma before and after the abbreviation, so “C-a-l” is correct for both styles – but note that if you use periods within your postal code (as with Uppercase only) then there should be no punctuation marks outside of those letters.
Do you use two periods in a sentence ends in an abbreviation?
Sometimes. For example, if the abbreviation for a word is not pronounced as independent words but you still want to use it at the end of your sentence, then punctuate with two periods after that letter. An example would be “My mother’s middle name is Anne.” This doesn’t have any abbreviations that are pronounced as words, but the ‘n’ in “middle” is meant to refer back to the word it’s representing. If you want or need to use abbreviations at the end of your sentences occasionally then go ahead – though be sure not to overuse them because they can make your writing look cluttered and unclear if used too]”.
– What are the different types of abbreviations in English?
There are at least three types of abbreviations in English. The first is the abbreviated word, which can be written as letters or with symbols for short words to indicate that they were omitted. For example, “re” could stand for “Renaissance”, or you might write it as “r.” The second type are acronyms that are pronounced separately – an example would be NATO. And then finally there’s the “acronymic adjective”. This is where one letter of an acronym is used to replace a whole word – like when NASA workers use PFR instead of PRI so they won’t have to say NASA every time they refer back to their organization.
– What is the difference between an acronym and standardized abbreviation?
An acronym and a standardized abbreviation can both be read as words. The main difference between the two is that acronyms are pronounced as individual letters, while abbreviations are not. The other distinction is that an acronym usually refers to a word or phrase where you pronounce all of the letters correctly (NASA), but it can also refer to shortened versions of expressions (Who?). Standardized abbreviations usually represent phrases like “St.” for Saint, and they might be rendered with upper or lowercase letters depending on the conventions used by the particular organization. Sometimes we spell them out in full – like “United States” instead of U-S-A – and sometimes we might put an apostrophe too: “U’me’ro’ta'” for “You are my other half”.